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I am more than just a pretty face, says star Portman

Judged: Natalie Portman
Judged: Natalie Portman

By Julia Hunt

Natalie Portman has said she constantly fights against being judged for her looks.

The Oscar-winning actress (38) said women tend to be "valued" for their appearance.

She told Harper's Bazaar magazine: "As a woman, you are constantly fighting against only being valued for your looks, because it becomes a very tenuous thing, to be defined by the gaze of others, the opinion of others.

"And beauty is, by definition, ephemeral, it's a thing that you can't trap in time, it's a butterfly, it lives for a second."

Portman also said she feels women have been "socialised to believe that we're not feeling angry - we're feeling sad, we're feeling upset".

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